Clinique - Sonic Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam

Clinique Sonic Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • algae extract
  • caffeine
  • capryloyl glycine
  • glycerin
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Sonic Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (capryloyl glycine, lauramidopropyl betaine, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It also unclogs pores, calms, soothes and reduces the look of redness."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
4.6% - 7%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.4% - 5%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.9%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
1.4% - 2.1%
1.6% - 2.4%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
1.1% - 1.6%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1% - 1.5%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 1.15%
0.5% - 1.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.7%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.1%

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